Nation’s Best expanded its footprint by acquiring two Pilot Lumber store locations in Alexandria and Bellevue, Ky. The addition brings Nation’s Best’s portfolio to 54 locations across 16 states.

“While other companies may have slowed their growth planes, Nation’s Best continues to see tremendous opportunities to add to our family of outstanding home centers,” Chris Miller, president and CEO of Nation’s Best, said. “The addition of Pilot Lumber now makes three stores in Kentucky for us, following our acquisition of Malone Lumber this past month.”

As part of the Nation’s Best strategy, Pilot Lumber will maintain operations under its existing brand name with its leadership team overseeing company operations. Nation’s Best will assist leadership and provide “the strategic and financial support necessary to drive optimal growth and profitability.”

“Steve Bennett of Pilot Lumber has done a good job modernizing his two Kentucky locations,” Miller said. “They are operationally sound, and Steve has strengthened already solid teams to deliver exceptional service to the stores’ contractors and customers. Pilot Lumber has the hallmark of a great business that has the potential to grow further as part of Nation’s Best.”

Founded in 2019, Nation’s Best is committed to identifying and acquiring “best-in-class independent” home improvement stores.